Family admits to coloring ice

By Dave Taylor Last week, when temperatures were tolerable and before the county’s roadsides were littered with abandoned cars, stress-free drivers along Highway 60 noticed a curious splash of color among the ice clinging to a rock face. Some wondered if chemicals were leaching from the ground. Others thought it was some kind of colorful…

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Lions Club asks city for help on community center

By Dave Taylor The Lewisport Lions Club reached out to the city council Thursday night, asking for help managing the oppressive expenses of the aging community center, which the club president said is preventing the group from following its mission of helping the needy. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Dortha Boling receives 60-year pin from Eastern Star

By Dave Taylor If Dortha Boling’s membership in the Eastern Star were a person, it would have been getting discounts at restaurants for years now. Boling has been a member of the group, which serves as the women’s arm of the Masonic Lodge, for 60 years, and received a 60-year pin celebrating the milestone earlier…

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Gov. Bevin in town to discuss saving Century

By Dave Taylor Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will be in Hancock County Thursday afternoon to discuss pending results of a Trump administration investigation into alleged unfair practices by the Chinese aluminum industry, and the 90-day deadline for President Donald Trump to decide whether to step in and save the industry, and specifically the Century Aluminum…

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Gaynor pens book to benefit wildlife rescue

By Dave Taylor Local author Debra Gaynor has written a new book, but this one has a special purpose: to raise money to support a local wildlife rescue. Gaynor recently finished “The Case of the Missing Peanuts,” which is planned as the first in a new “Animal Tales” series benefitting the Nurture to Nature Wildlife…

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Construction starting on Hawesville water projects

By Dave Taylor After years of trying and years of worry, work on a new Hawesville wastewater treatment plant will finally begin next week. Matt Curtis, from the firm Bluegrass Engineering, told the Hawesville City Council Tuesday night that everything is in place to not only begin construction on the city’s badly needed wastewater treatment…

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Estil L. Horn

Estil L. Horn, 79, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, St. Vincent Hospital, Boonville, IN.  He was born in Daviess County on August 25, 1938 to the late Everett and Willya Morris Horn.  Estil was a member of Maceo Baptist Church and was a self employed trucker.  He enjoyed being on the…

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Reports: Indian billionaire bids $2.5 billion for Aleris

By Dave Taylor Aleris has a new potential buyer, according to published reports, and the name floated in rumors is the same as late last year: Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla. The head of the conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, Birla is reported to have made a $2.5 billion offer for Aleris, through one of his…

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